In ‘Booking’ News This Week: Hyundai Venue, Kia Seltos, MG Hector And Hyundai Kona
Don’t tell us you didn’t see this coming. Bookings numbers are new way to show of. Ofcourse, million dollar investments deserve to be in the news all the time, we concur
A lot of new hot products have entered market. A lot of new brands have entered the market and ofcourse the old brands that continue to play the booking news game also continue. Hyundai Kona and Venue are two products which are doing really well, atleast to begin with. Expectations were alright with these products, but public loved them so much, they have booked them, quite a bit. Kia Seltos on the other hand garners great numbers for the manufacturer for its first product within just few weeks of announcements and second day of bookings being officially opened. MG Hector, the ‘connected car’ garnered so much bookings that the company cannot make them enough to supply to customers. Let’s hear what every manufacturer said about their products.
After receiving an overwhelming response for the HECTOR, MG Motor India today announced that it has taken a decision to halt the bookings temporarily, keeping in mind the company’s commitment to ensure customer satisfaction. MG India plans to cater to the increasing demand by raising the production capacity for the HECTOR gradually over the next few months.
The carmaker has already received more than 21,000 bookings for MG Hector, India’s first internet car, since bookings began on June 4. The date of re-opening of bookings will be announced soon. The company plans to increase production for the Hector at its Halol manufacturing facility to 3,000 units per month by October this year. The top 2 variants – Smart & Sharp – have registered the highest demand, with over 50% reservations for the petrol variants.
Green SUV KONA Electric with 120 Confirmed Customer Bookings post its India launch on July 9, 2019. Hyundai KONA Electric is a truly global SUV with 15,000 customers worldwide. Launched on July 9, 2019 in India; Hyundai KONA Electric is also present in key markets of Canada, USA, Europe, Russia, Korea and Australia.
Venue SUV news comes from a leading daily suggesting it has garnered 50,000 bookings and it has already delivered 20,000 of them to the customers and they continue to roam on India rounds already.
The Seltos has generated an overwhelming response with 6,046 bookings on the first day itself. With record bookings on the first day itself, the company is already making waves in the auto industry with the yet to be launched Kia Seltos. These substantial pre-book numbers reflect customer confidence that the brand has been able to garner even prior to the launch.
The Kia site received around two lakh hits on 16th, from Kia online booking site alone is unprecedented, with 1,628 booking coming in just one day. Kia Motors India commenced the pre-bookings of Seltos from July 16, 2019 across its dealerships in 160 cities in the country and has achieved this landmark figure within a single day.
Since its global debut in India, Kia Seltos has been able to capture everyone’s attention because of its design, quality and many India, segment and world first features. Customers have shown a lot of interest in the Seltos, making it one of the most anticipated car launches of 2019.
The Kia Seltos will be available in two trims – Tech Line and GT Line – and will get features such as 8.0 heads-up-display, 10.25 HD touchscreen, a hi-tech sound mood lamp, a rear shade curtain, 360 degree surround view monitor, blind spot monitoring, world’s first connect air-purifier, highly advanced proprietary UVO connect system for seamless and wireless communication with the car, 8-Speaker Bose Hi-Fi sound system and more.
The Seltos will be manufactured in Kia’s 536-acre Anantapur plant with an annual capacity of 3,00,000 units. The mid-SUV will be launched in India on the 22nd of August and the bookings are currently being accepted for a token amount of INR 25,000.
If you haven’t realized what is also common between all is that they all are SUV’s. As always, we have a small favor to ask SUV buyers, go over bumps, don’t dodge them and don’t let the poor hatchback take all the pain. Issued in public interest.